Rugose squat lobster (Munida rugosa)
|Researched by||Angus Jackson||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Munida bamffica A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1899|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandAll British and Irish coasts.
HabitatCommon in shallow water where it lives on rock ledges, excavations in sand under boulders and on rock ledges (Sue Scott, pers. comm.). Also found in deeper water (50- 150 m) on sandy or soft substrata.
- Antennae not quite as long as the pincer bearing legs.
- Pincers are very long and thin with numerous spines.
- Numerous uninterrupted dark transverse stripes on the orange / brown carapace.
- No spines on fourth abdominal segment.
- Fifth pair of walking legs long and thin, usually held underneath the margins of the carapace.
Additional informationAlso known as plated lobster and squat lobster.
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Last Updated: 24/04/2008